In Brief

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 March, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 March, 2007, 12:00am

More feel system in HK can work in Taiwan

The number of Hong Kong people who believe the 'one country, two systems' principle is applicable to Taiwan has risen by 10 percentage points to a record high of 59 per cent in the past three months, a University of Hong Kong poll shows.

This is the sharpest increase since the survey started in November 1996, said Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the university's public opinion programme.

However, the study, which gauged the views of 1,033 people between March 7 to last Monday, found the number of respondents expressing no confidence in cross-strait reunification had increased by 2 percentage points to 36 per cent.

Ex-tycoon louis lo given suspended jail term, fined

Bankrupt former playboy-tycoon Louis Lo Siu-fai was handed a suspended jail term in Macau yesterday on drug charges. As well as the 21-month term suspended for two years, he was fined 10,000 patacas. Lo, 43, who was arrested in January 2005 along with three mainland women in their 20s, pleaded guilty on March 6 to three charges - possessing drugs, selling drugs and possessing drug-taking tools.